Scanning password protected .zip files

I found this on the NTBUGTRAQ mailing list from a Michael Maloney.  I don’t know the validity of this, but it seemed interesting enough to post.  I would be interested in hearing whether or not this works. “With the release of Beagle.H and Beagle.I, virus writers started enclosing the infected files within password protected ZIP…


Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate Available <Updated>

Today we announced that Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate (RC) is available for download at:  (This link works…) Some things to note: · This version will coexist with Exchange 2003 and 2007.  In order to coexist with Exchange 2007 you will need the Exchange 2007 SP2 which will be released soon (later this month)….


Fix for Online Backups of Exchange 2003 with SP1

When doing online backups of Exchange 2003 with SP1 you may not be successful and you may get the following in your application logs: ID: 217 Source: ESE Type: ErrorCategory: Logging/Recovery Description: Error -4001 During backup of a database location. The database will be unable to restore. A new article has been posted about this here:You…


Updated DST 2007 Information

Today, Microsoft posted some much awaited information about the steps that will be necessary for Exchange Server, the Operating System, Windows Mobile, and Outlook clients.  You can find it here: The good news is that Windows Vista, Outlook 2007, and Exchange 2007 have the fixes in them.The bad news is that chances are that you are…


Running Exchange System Manager on Windows XP

Recently I got asked (again) about running the Exchange System Manager (ESM) on Windows XP.  It works, but what if you use Outlook on the same machine?  It is officially unsupported.  Or to state it another way, if you have a problem with Outlook or the ESM and don’t have the problem on a machine…


New Hotfix for those pesky 9548 Events…

One of the more common events we see in organizations that are migrating to Exchange 2003 from 5.5 is the 9548. Event Type: Warning Event Source: MSExchangeIS Event Category: General Event ID: 9548 Date: Date Time: Time Computer: Computer Name Description: Disabled user /o= Organization Name /ou= Administrative Group Name /cn=Recipients/cn= Computer Name does not…


Exchange and Windows Server Updates – Inetinfo repeatedly crashes

On Saturday we released two updates.  One is for Exchange 2003 and one is for Windows 2000 SMTP.  This fixes an issue where the Inetinfo.exe repeatedly crashes and restarts. You may see the following errors: Source: Service Control ManagerType: ErrorEvent ID: 7031Description:The IIS Admin Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this <x> time(s). Source:…


EXBPA has been released!

Wouldn’t you like to know:   When you need to have Bios updated on your Servers?   When the settings on your Antivirus software is incorrect?   When your configuration is not optimal for performance?   When you have software updates for Exchange?EXBPA can do this and much more. Go get it.  Spread the word.